A teardrop becomes moody blue when lit from the inside.
The prototype was constructed of white felt with a blue stitch.
Eyes were glued to the inside with the idea of revealing the mood when turned on.
4 LED’s were connected in parallel to the battery (resistors will be needed for the final design), then inserted into styrofoam spheres for diffusion.
Parallel Wired LED Cluster
LED’s inserted into spheres
Spheres wrapped in stuffing before being loaded into the prototype
I tested several methods for diffusing the LED light.
Nylon Mesh Weave
Glow in the dark “fingers”
Ping Pong Balls
and Opaque plastic cylinders
In the end, I found the Styrofoam spheres to deliver the best look to the diffusion. The ping-pong balls were a close second, but too large for the concept I’m thinking about.